TABLE OF CONTENTS 2010 issue 1

BY PIERRE LAGUEUX

Defence procurements are as diverse as the equipment and services they obtain. The public environment in which it operates continuously changes over time.

BY ROBERT DAY

We, as a nation, can no longer accept administrative delays when it comes to enabling the Canadian Forces to provide critical security.

BY ROBERT DAY

Synopsis of defence equipment plans around the world.

BY JAMES CARELESS

Mexico’s military is embroiled in a civil war with the country’s drug cartels. It’s an battle with no apparent end in sight, and in which the very reason for bringing troops into the fray may well be their undoing.

BY SUNIL RAM

It seems America has forgotten both the lessons of Vietnam and the Soviet experience in Afghanistan, and has fallen back on stupid and arrogant ideas that are simply a rehash of failed tactics and strategies of yesteryear.

BY HUDSON ON THE HILL

Another decade of darkness is returning and Canada’s parliament is once again oblivious to the coming collapse. There are three reasons for this.

BY PETER PIGOTT

The old curse: “May you live interesting times,” might apply to LGen Deschamp’s tenure as Chief of Air Staff (CAS) – except he would see it as a challenge, not a curse.

BY PETER PIGOTT

Canada is pulling together in massive government response. Army, Navy, Air Force, the DART, CIDA, Foreign Affairs... all working feverishly to help Haitians in this hour of need.

BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

Practice, practice, practice – this is what saves lives in the army. As 1 RCR Battle Group prepares for deployment to Afghanistan, practice is what they get at Fort Irwin’s National Training Center in the Mojave Desert.

BY LOUISE MERCIER-JOHNSON

In recent years, Canada has struggled to procure replacements or even refits for its military fleet of ships. The shipping industry is optimistic that a National Shipbuilding Strategy may be in the cards.

BY KEN POLE

In our ongoing look at the challenges of IRBs, Ken Pole reports on the key changes being considered for an IRB policy update.